April – Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Parkinson's awareness month* This next month is a month of awareness I hold a little close to my heart, Since I have been diagnosed with YOPD ** Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease**

On 11/04/11 I had been 41 for about 6 month at that time. They say that it takes between 7-10 years most often of having PD for the visible symptoms to start showing up

which also means that by that point my brain had lost between 70-80% of its ability to produce Dopamine, the chemical the body uses to properly transport the information about movement,certain types of thinking and some autonomic functions like oh breathing, heart beat, swallowing, blinking just to name a few. So yeah that little chemical Dopamine that most associate with “feeling good” actually has a rather important function in the body. Who knew??? Certainly not I before 11/4/11. So please join me in celebrating April, Parkinson’s awareness Month. I usually try not to talk to openly about it unless im in my Journeys section or I’m in a foul mood and do a bit of word spillage on it but this month you will see a number of “Science Time” posts on PD. Hope all are well.

Much Love,

Benjamin

World Parkinson’s Program

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Volume 5, Number 4, April 2013

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April – Parkinson’s Awareness Month:

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. World Parkinson’s Program has many ways for you to get involved in supporting our mission. Healthcare professionals can write a newsletter, and teach patients how to avoid falls, as fall prevention is our top priority. Others can forward our newsletter to their friends, open a chapter of World Parkinson’s Program, print and distribute our multilingual Parkinson’s literature, subscribe to our YouTube channel, or join us on Face Book, LinkedIn and Twitter:

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Also note that World Parkinson’s Education Program is expanding the scope of its services beyond education and therefore is now called World Parkinson’s Program. The new website address of World Parkinson’s Program is http://www.pdprogram.org and new email address is info@pdprogram.org

World Parkinson’s Program completes five years of service to Global Parkinson’s Community ever since it was founded in 2008. The mission of World Parkinson’s Program is to improve the quality of life of patients with Parkinson’s as well as their caregivers through education and helping to give healthcare supplies, medical services and other resources to those directly or indirectly afflicted with this condition.

We also provide multilingual educational literature to reach various communities around the world. The philosophy of its founder, “Those who fight Parkinson’s with knowledge always find solutions” is the central theme of this program. This program provides education through literature and online resources in many languages to reach various communities around the world. Ability to reach different communities in various countries in their own languages makes this program unique and allows us to help improve the quality of life of people on a global scale.

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13 thoughts on “April – Parkinson’s Awareness Month

  1. Well done, Benjamin.
    Just passed this to a dear and special friend who also has P.D. She probably already knows about this; but, I think she will enjoy your art. She’s an artist too … and a poet!

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  2. Reblogged this on Daily Echo and commented:
    My friend, Benjamin Prewitt is a gifted abstract painter. You will have seen some of his work on here. Not enough, but you can always browse the galleries on his site. You won’t be disappointed.
    Benjamin was diagnosed not too long ago with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease which is both progressive and incurable at this moment in time. Most of us associate the devastating effects of Parkinson’s Disease with later life. But it is not confined to older people. It can even affect children. As with many degenerative diseases, the ramifications and extent of the effects of PD are not generally known or understood until they touch our own lives or the lives of those whom we love.
    April is Parkinson’s Awareness month. Please take a moment to read Benjamin’s post.
    Thank you.

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  3. Reblogged this on scienerf and commented:
    Parkinsons disease, a condition close to my heart and my families history. Awareness of these conditions is half the battle whether they be PD, MS, MND, mental health problems, fibromyalgia….the hidden conditions that we struggle with and live our lives in spite of.

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  4. Re-blogged just for you and to spread awareness my dear friend! Hope you are feeling better… I know you’ve been having hard days lately! You are in my prayers! 😀

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  5. I’ve heard a lot about Parkinson’s, which is to say I only know the basic’s so thanks for making us aware. I’ve learned more in the past year then I did in the previous 49. It probably totals about .055 on the grand scale of life (: I do know my ex has Parkinson, diagnosed in his early 50’s. When he remarried it was about 2000, and he has two young sons now. It’s got to be scary being a parent. I look forward to them finding a cure, in the meanwhile I trust you are staying as active as you can. Take care!

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